Citizen TV Revamps Jeff Koinange, Victoria Rubadiri's Sunday Show

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    File image of Citizen TV anchors Victoria Rubadiri and Jeff Koinange reading prime time Sunday news
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  • Citizen TV viewers will be treated to a revamped Sunday Live programme as the station angles toward providing in-depth elections coverage.

    In its quest to offer a special elections coverage, the station unveiled a new programme - State of the Race hosted by its seasoned news anchor Sam Gituku which will form part of the expansive Sunday Live bulletin hosted by Jeff Koinange and Victoria Rubadiri.

    A highly placed source from the Kilimani-based media house told Kenyans.co.ke on Monday, June 27, that the programming would run until the August 9 general election is concluded.

    The window for State of the Race programme will is remain open depending on the political climate post August 9.

    A photo of Citizen TV news anchor Sam Gituku.
    Citizen TV news anchor Sam Gituku.

    The source further noted that changes on other news bulletins were also in the pipeline and scheduled to be rolled out in due course.

    "This change is all elections-related. Everything we are doing is for the elections.  We will make a decision (to extend) as we go along. If there is something to sustain it, of course, it will be sustained.

    "There are other plans (to make changes on other shows) but that will be unveiled soon. Maybe this week," stated the source.

    On Sunday, June 26, Citizen TV also introduced its maiden Debates 2022 that was hosted by news anchors Waihiga Mwaura and Mashirima Kapombe. The Kiambu gubernatorial live face-off featured William Kabogo, Kimani Wamatangi, Patrick Wainaina alias Jungle and Mwende Gatabaki.

    The incumbent governor Dr James Nyoro and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, gave the show a wide berth.

    Our source noted that the debate would run on a weekly basis, targeting different counties, until the elections are held. The re-programming will affect Mother-in-Law which aired Sundays at 7:30 p.m. as well as the 8 p.m. soap opera.

    "We are restructuring for the elections. So some things have to be put on hold for the elections. This is special elections coverage," he added.

    In his debut, Gituku promised to offer insights into the political manoeuvres as the campaign period hits fever pitch.

    "2022 is a race packed with action. There is talk of the two horses but a Presidential contest of four candidates. There is the battle of numbers between rival political formations and there is lots of colour to plough through here on State of the Race," he noted.

    News Anchor Mashirima Kapombe inside Citizen TV studio on January 5, 2021.
    News Anchor Mashirima Kapombe inside Citizen TV studio on January 5, 2021.
    Mashirima Kapombe